Vazgen Manukyan

What to expect from Armenia’s snap election

The announcement on March 18 by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that a snap parliamentary election would be held in June has presented some hope for a peaceful resolution to the country’s months-long political crisis, Emerging Europe writes. Pashinyan also announced that he would be stepping down in April to fulfill the parliamentary and constitutional requirements for holding snap elections, but would continue to rule as interim prime minister until the elections are over

Power struggle in Armenia confuses its foreign policy

The unexpected, and ultimately, devastating military defeat in the Second Karabakh War has provoked an overwhelming political crisis in Armenia. Having been consistently misinformed by the government about the real situation on the frontline during the war, Armenians had believed that their army had the control over the situation. The capitulation all of a sudden in the night of the November 9 was therefore a great shock for the Armenian people who took to the streets protesting against the government and calling for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation

Opposition trying to start another revolution in Armenia

The time given to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his team by 16 opposition parties to resign voluntarily ended. On December 5, the opposition political forces of Armenia, which held a rally and march in the center of …

Armenian media names compromise candidate for PM

Armenia's opposition will announce the former Prime Minister, chairman of the National Democratic Union party Vazgen Manukyan as its joint candidate for the post of Prime Minister, the Hraparak daily writes. According to the …